Pet Air Travel Question: Can Pets Fly Unaccompanied?

Hi PetRelocation,
I'm hoping to move my cat next year after I finish studying, from the UK to Florida, and I'd like to know about how much this would cost and what the best option for her traveling alone is?

I won't be able to travel back to the UK, so she'll have to be taken alone, and I'm not sure how much that would cost, and if it would be bad for her to fly there?
Hi Misa,
Thanks for your question, we'd be happy to advise. These are the (pretty straightforward) pet import requirements for the United States.
It's common for pets to travel separately from their owners, in fact this is the case for most of the moves that we handle. You'll need assistance, either from a friend or from a hired pet agent, to bring your cat to the airport and meet her on the other end, but again, many people choose to do it this way. (It makes it easier for you to take care of your own move, flight, etc.)
Other than that we simply recommend crate training your cat if she's not used to spending time in the travel kennel and making sure you're in line with all country import and airline requirements. Luckily the U.S. is a pretty straightforward place when it comes to bringing pets in.
It sounds like you may be interested in the kind of door-to-door service that PetRelocation provides, so we welcome you to contact us at your convenience if you'd like to find out more about what we do.
Good luck with the trip, and hope to hear from you soon!


Pet Travel Question Details:
Name: Misa
Pet: Cat
From: Birmingham, England
To: Florida, USA


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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2013 and has been updated with new information.


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